After a Promise During Campaign, Sierra Leone Implements Free Education For Primary and Secondary Education

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has declared free education effective September, in fulfilment of a campaign promise.
The announcement of the scheme which targets primary and secondary school levels, follows President Bio's maiden address to the House of Parliament on Wednesday.
“I am pleased to officially pronounce that effective next academic year starting September 2018, my government will introduce free education from primary level to senior secondary school as promised,” he said.
President Bio also raised the education budget from 11 per cent to 20 per cent, and pledged to sustain funding for the sector.

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